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Xhosa design a hit on global catwalks

Inspired by his mother's love of knitting and traditional beadwork, Laduma Ngxokolo has built a design brand that has become a favourite of local and international fashionistas - and won him the Design Indaba Most Beautiful Object in South Africa award.

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South African selected for London International Awards jury

In nod to the level of excellence of South Africa's advertising agencies, a South African has been selected for the radio and audio jury at the London International Awards. Working for Ogilvy & Mather, Mariana O'Kelly has over 18 years' experience in the industry.


Cynthia Jele: 'Look at local novels for films'

World Book and Copyright Day is observed on 23 April to acknowledge books and writers, and to encourage everyone to discover the pleasure of reading. Local novelist Cynthia Jele used the opportunity to speak about her experiences as a writer.


Joburg honours struggle icons

The city of Joburg honoured two of its greatest residents, giving them the Freedom of the City. George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni received the honour for their role in contributing to South Africa's freedom "one a defender and the other a member of the defending legal team".


South Africa's first green theatre production

The Power Struggle is a new conceptual theatre project featuring comedian Nik Rabinowitz and actor Sne Dladla. The production uses music and comedy to tell the history of how the world uses power and energy, while educating audiences about the importance of renewable energy.

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